On a mysterious errand for the Pathfinder Society, Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard, Radovan, journey to the distant land of Tian Xia, on the far side of the world. When disaster forces him to take shelter in a warrior monastery, "Brother" Jeggare finds himself competing with the disciples of Dragon Temple as he unravels a royal mystery.
Meanwhile, Radovan – trapped in the body of a devil and held hostage by the legendary Quivering Palm attack – must serve a twisted master by defeating the land's deadliest champions and learning the secret of slaying an immortal foe. Together with an unlikely army of beasts and spirits, the two companions must take the lead in an ancient conflict that will carry them through an exotic land, all the way to the Gates of Heaven and Hell and a final confrontation with the nefarious Master of Devils!
From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical adventure set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Dave Gross is the author of the Radovan & the count novels for Pathfinder Tales, including Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils, Queen of Thorns, King of Chaos, and Lord of Runes. After teaching English and working as a technical writer, Dave joined TSR, Inc. as editor for Polyhedron Newszine. He moved successively from Dungeon Adventures to Dragon Magazine, then to Star Wars Insider and Gamer, and finally to Amazing Stories. He has dabbled in writing for computer games and still contributes to a roleplaying book now and then.
Dave’s first professional publications were short stories in Forgotten Realms anthologies. While he has continued to write short fiction, he has since published novels for the Forgotten ... (more)